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Is the diamond moving or still? Try and figure out in this stupendous optical illusion

While glancing through Twitter today, we spotted a mind-boggling optical illusion that the internet is obsessing over at the moment.

Is the diamond moving or still? Try and figure out in this stupendous optical illusion

Screenshot from video posted on Twitter by Arthur Shapiro.

While glancing through Twitter today, we spotted a mind-boggling optical illusion that the internet is obsessing over at the moment. The short clip featuring the illusion has been created by scientists - play the video and figure out whether the diamond is moving or is it actually still. Do you want the answer?

Well, we are sorry to break the bubble but the diamond is actually not moving. The illusion was created by researchers Oliver Flynn and Arthur Shapiro from the American University in Washington DC.

Arthur Shapiro shared it on Twitter, describing the illusion as, "The perptual diamond: The diamond remains fixed in one place but appears to move up, down, left, or, right. See how far away you can be from your screen before the effect goes away."


An international website reports that the lights flashing behind the diamond makes it seem like the image is moving. But, like we said, it isn't.

Twitter is racking their brains over it already!


What do you think?

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